A Broken Leg Can Mean Months of Recovery
Broken bones can be much more serious than people initially think. Depending on your age and the type of fracture you suffer, a broken leg can cause problems for many months. In some cases, broken bones never completely heal, especially with complex fractures that occur near the ankle.
If you suffered a broken leg due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and additional losses. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., has nearly 50 years of experience representing injury victims. Let us fight for compensation while you focus on getting well.
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A broken femur (thigh bone) may require weeks in traction, a cast covering the leg and part of the pelvis, and surgical options such as plates and screws, external fixation or intramedullary fixation (a rod placed in the bone). Femur fractures usually take at least three to six months to heal. If the fracture resulted from a traumatic accident such as a car accident, injuries to the surrounding muscles, tissue and nerves may complicate treatment.
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
The tibia and fibula are the bones in the lower leg. They are subject to numerous types of fractures, including stable, displaced, transverse, oblique, spiral, comminuted, open and compound fractures. Depending on the type and severity of the fracture, surgical remedies may be necessary, including:
- Intramedullary nailing - placing a rod through bone
- Plates and screws
- External fixation
Casts for tibia and fibula fractures often start out as full-leg casts, which severely limit the person’s mobility. After several weeks, a shorter cast may replace the full-leg cast. Fractures of the lower leg may take four to six months or longer to heal.
Leg fractures occasionally require additional surgeries to correct the break. In the most catastrophic cases, amputation of all or part of the leg may be necessary.
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